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June 13, 2005

Activist Judges drive support for Constitutional Amendment

From The Baptist Press:

A federal judge's ruling in May striking down Nebraska's marriage amendment has persuaded one of the state's senators, Democrat Ben Nelson, to support a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Focus on the Family issued a statement June 10 saying Nelson had told the organization he now supports a marriage amendment. Nelson spokesman David DiMartino subsequently confirmed to Baptist Press that the senator does indeed support an amendment. As late as last summer, Nelson said he opposed an amendment, believing it was best to leave the issue of "gay marriage" up to the states.

We haven't had an amendment to the Constitution in quite a while, and many are reluctant to do so fearing it would “open the door” to abuse. Given how hard it is to amend the Constitution I've always felt that argument was fairly weak. The more activist judges impose their own whims rather than determine what the law actually says, the more people will see an amendment is our only option.

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 13, 2005 07:59 AM

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